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Maryland Map Quiz/Printout

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Maryland
Facts, Map and State Symbols

Maryland Flag Printout/Quiz

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Maryland was the 7th state in the USA; it became a state on April 28,1788.

State Abbreviation - MD
State Capital - Annapolis
Largest City - Baltimore
Area - 12,407 square miles [Maryland is the 42nd biggest state in the USA]
Population - 5,928,814 (as of 2013) [Maryland is the 19th most populous state in the USA]
Name for Residents - Marylanders
Major Industries - farming (corn, soybeans, tobacco, poultry and dairy products), mining (coal), steel products, communications equipment, fishing (crabs and oysters), government services



Major Rivers - Potomac River, Patapsco River, Patuxent River, Susquehanna River
Major Lakes - Lake Oakland, Deep Creek Lake, Prettyboy Reservoir, Loch Raven Reservoir
Highest Point - Backbone Mountain - 3,360 feet (1,024 m) above sea level
Number of Counties - 23
Bordering States - Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia [and Washington, District of Columbia]
Bordering Bodies of Water - Chesapeake Bay, Atlantic Ocean

Origin of the Name Maryland - Maryland was named to honor the Queen consort Henrietta Maria (1609-1669), the wife of Britain's King Charles I
State Nickname - Old Line State
State Motto - "Fatti Maschii, Parole Femine" Manly Deeds, Womanly Words
State Song - Maryland, My Maryland

Dinosaur Fossils Found in Maryland - Astrodon, Pleurocoelus, Priconodon

Maryland State Symbols and Emblems:
State Flag

The state flag of Maryland was officially adopted in 1904. It is the only US state flag based on British heraldry (the coats of arms of noble families). The flag's design was based on the coat of arms adopted by George Calvert, the first Lord Baltimore. The alternating yellow and black are from Lord Calvert's family shield; the red and white design is either from Calvert's maternal family, the Crosslands, or his wife's family, the Mynnes.

Animal Symbols:
State Bird


Baltimore oriole

State Reptile



Diamondback Terrapin

(Malaclemys terrapin)

State Fish

Rockfish (Striped Bass)
(Morone saxatilis)

State Crustacean

Maryland Blue Crab
(Callinectes sapidus)

State Insect

Baltimore Checkerspot Butterfly
(Euphydryas phaeton)

State Dinosaur

Astrodon johnstoni
A plant-eating dinosaur known only from its fossilized teeth. Astrodon was found in 1858 by Philip Tyson.

State Fossil Shell

Ecphora gardnerae gardnerae
A Miocene gastropod

State Dog

Chesapeake Bay retriever

Plant Symbols:
State Flower

Black-eyed susan

State Tree Species

White oak
(Quercus alba)

The Wye oak (a huge, 460-year-old white oak is the official state tree)

Earth Symbols:
State Soil

Maryland Sassafras (unofficial)

Miscellaneous Symbols:
State Beverage



Milk

State Boat

Skipjack
A sailing boat used to dredge for oysters on the floor of Chesapeake Bay..

State Folk Dance

Square dance

State Sport

Jousting

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Maryland: Map/Quiz Printout

Answer geography questions about Maryland using the map on this quiz.
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Maryland

Maryland: Outline Map Printout

An outline map of Maryland to print.
Connect the Dots Mystery Map

Maryland: US State Dot to Dot Mystery Map

Connect the dots to draw the borders of a mystery state of the USA. Then use a globe or atlas to figure out which state you have drawn. You might want to give students clues, such as that it is in the eastern USA, that its capital is Annapolis, or that its name starts with "M." Answer: Maryland.
Maryland

Maryland: Label Me! Printout

Label the major features of Maryland.
Answers


Maryland's Flag Printout/Quiz

Read about and answer questions on the flag of Maryland.
Flag of Maryland

Maryland's Flag:
Large Coloring Printable

A large black-and-white printable of the flag of Maryland.


Your State:
Draw and Write

Draw a map of the state that you live in (in the USA) and write about it.
find related words

US State - Find Related Words

For a US state, write eight words related to the state, then use each word in a sentence.
find related words

US State Graphic Organizer

For one US state, write the name of the state, draw a map of the state, then write the state capital, postal abbreviation, date of statehood, state bird (draw and write), state flower (draw and write), a major body of water in the state, two bordering states, and state nickname.
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US State Report Graphic Organizer Printout #1

This printout helps the student do a short report on a US state, prompting the student to draw a map of the state, locate it on a US map, draw the state's flag, and write its capital city, state nickname, area, population, date of statehood, and state bird.
Geography report thumbnail

US State Report Graphic Organizer Printout #2

This printout helps the student do a short report on a US state, prompting the student to draw a map of the state, locate it on a US map, draw the state's flag, and write its capital city, state nickname, area, population, date of statehood, state bird, state flower, climate, and major industries.


US State
Printable Book

A short, printable book on a US state. To complete the book, the student must research a US state, draw its map, draw its flag, and answer simple questions about the state.


USA Map: Find Your State

Find and label your state in the USA, and label other important geography.
Answers


USA Map: Where I Live

Write your country, state, and city, and then find and label your state (and a few other geographical features).
writing prompt

Write Ten Things About Your State

A one-page printable worksheet. Write ten things about your state (plus one thing you would like to change).
Word Wheel

US State Wheel

This 2-page print-out makes a wheel about a single US state; the student fills out the information on the wheel. It consists of a base page together with a rear wheel that spins around. After putting the wheel together, the student follows the instructions on the front wheel (coloring in the state on a US map and drawing a small map of the state) and fills out the 12 sections of the wheel with information about one state. When you spin the wheel, facts about the US State appear, including: Biggest Cities, Capital, Flag, Bodies of Water, Postal Abbreviation, State Bird, Population (rank), Area (rank), Residents Called, Bordered by, Major Industries, and Entered Union (order).
Find a word for each letter

US State - Find a Related Word for Each Letter

For a US state, see if you can think of and write down a word or phrase that is related to that state for each letter of the alphabet. Think of cities, famous people from the state, bodies of water, mountains, landmarks, and other features. Find words for as many letters as you can.
Tally marks

The Census

A census is an official count of the number of people in a region. The survey is done by a government, usually periodically. This page explains how and why censuses are taken.
Map

Census:
Printable Read-and-Answer Worksheet

A printable worksheet on the census, with a short text to read, a map to color, and questions to answer. Or go to the answers. Or go to a pdf file with the worksheet and the answers.


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